Gathered around the flag pole waving flags or hands over their hearts, Christ Lutheran School students sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" as part of a nationwide 200th anniversary celebration of Francis Scott Key's inspired words. Students in kindergarten through 8th grade have been learning the history and significance of Key's lyrics.
Jessica Arend as Lady Marion and Nathan Cousins playing Robin Hood star in the Front Porch Theatre’s “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” Aug. 1. Keeping with the theme of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, the hope was to give a free, family-friendly performance while also raising money and awareness for those in need. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Audiences brought lawn chairs from home to the Donley family’s Burr Street home in Maplewood to take in “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” Aug. 1. Three different charities -- Feed My Starving Children, World Vision, and The Family Place -- were highlighted on each of the performance nights. Representatives from the charities gave a brief talk afterwards. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Local professional and semi-professional actors put a comic spin on Robin Hood during performances last weekend as the Donley family’s property in Maplewood transforms into Sherwood Forest.
Noah and his family are a big part of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church drama department’s ‘Children of Eden’ upcoming production. The musical focuses on family, love, greed, anger and more. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Hannah Scout Field, cast as Eve, Andy Doran as God, and Matt Okoneski playing Adam will perform in ‘Children of Eden,’ based on the Book of Genesis. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
‘Children of Eden’ will be presented Aug. 7 through 17 by the drama department at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, North St. Paul.
Silver Lake Splash July 20, 2014 - Silver Lake was the place many were enjoying the summer with a variety of activities and games during the annual beach party fundraiser. Photos published in the July 23rd edition of the Ramsey County - Maplewood Review. Photos by Linda Baumeister/Review.
Golfers reach the first green as two shotgun rounds marked the public opening of the renovated Keller Golf Course July 19. After 21-months and $12.2 million, Keller Golf Course, Pro Shop, and Clubhouse reopened. Well known and highly respected golf course architect Richard Mandell redesigned the 85 year-old course and Keller green Superintendent Paul Diegnau, at Keller Golf for 18 years, is recipient of several awards for his work with conservation and natural resources. Published in the July 23, 2014 Ramsey County - Maplewood Review. Photos by Linda Baumeister/Review
Mike Wilke, writer and illustrator for Cornerstone Stories, says his favorite fable he’s done is “The Bearded Fool,” a story about a man who decides to burn part of his beard off after reading that all men with long beards are fools. “I did relate to it,” Wilke laughs. (Kaylin Creason/Review)
Maplewood illustrator Mike Wilke exhibits comics from his book “Watermelon Bones: The Sequel.” (Kaylin Creason/Review)
Political cartoonist Mike Wilke, 58, has been drawing for most of his life, but he’s never done anything like this. For the past year, Wilke has been illustrating fables for children’s books.
The Twin Cities River Rats Water Ski Show Team performed this summer’s first show at Keller Lake in Maplewood with pyramids, barefooting, doubles, jumps and more June 26. The ski club normally performs on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis but couldn’t last week due to high water. The water ski show unfolded with a Star Wars theme.
A spray of water followed as the Twin Cities River Rats highlighted their backside, barefoot and spinning feats Thursday evening.
Both Stormtroopers and a Jedi Jump Team brought daring acts as the Twin Cities River Rats hit the jump going 36 miles per hour.
White Bear Avenue Parade grand marshal Paul Mock is an advertising account executive at Lillie Suburban Newspapers. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Mock’s work with community earns him special distinction
The White Bear Avenue Parade has been around for a long time. The Ramsey County Fair has been around even longer; 2014 will be the 101st fair to be exact.
People brought their lawn chairs to Hause Park on a nice summer evening and enjoyed a classic rock ‘n’ roll and country concert. Up next will be “Mouldy Figs” on July 24 and “Zinghoppers & Mullet River Boys” Aug. 28. The free concerts are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hause Park. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)
The “Any Day Now” lead singer goes out into the audience looking for people to sing along at Hause Park June 26. The North St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department, Window World and Sandberg Funeral and Cremation are sponsoring this summer’s free outdoor concert series.